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Refrigerator won't light at higher elevation

This has happened on 4 trips, in 2016 in the North Carolina Mountains and in Wyoming and Montana and in 2019 and 2021 on trips to Colorado. The igniter sparks and there is gas, put it doesn't light. You can light it by hand. All of the other gas appliances work fine. What is odd is that when you get out of the mountains it works fine. For 3 years it lit every time we switched to gas. I know the air has less oxygen at elevation, but wouldn't the water heater and stove have the same problem lighting. The only thing I can see is the refrigerator is more exposed to the outside. Anyone else had this happen?
melandme 08/30/21 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Minnie Winnie 25B

We brought a 25B new 5 years ago. The reason we picked this floor plan was basically the reasons you gave. We have not had any problems with it. Have made several 2 to 3 weeks trips around the country. Did do the heavier sway bars and Sumo spring upgrade to improve handling. It is on the 350 chassis with a V8. We tow a Wrangler and just made a trip to Colorado. It did fine on the passes, just let it gear down and the engine rev. We have a Yeti type cooler that we set at the foot of the bed that we use as a step to make getting in and out of the bed easy. The only thing that I would do different would get the 450 chassis. With the Minnie loaded to travel with the wife and I, weight is around 12k, leaving only about 500 lbs to GVWR. The extra 2000 lb from the 450 would allow you to carry more passengers and cargo.
melandme 08/30/21 06:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Colorado Campgrounds

Thanks for the help. Just got back from a 15 day trip to Colorado. Stayed at Snowy Peaks in Buena Vista and United Campgrounds in Durango. Both were shady and clean campgrounds. Staff at both were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend them to anyone looking to stay in those areas.
melandme 08/11/21 08:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Colorado Campgrounds

Looking for recommendations for CG around Durango and in the area around Buena Vista / Salida. Planning on riding the Jeep trails in the area. DW likes water and electric hookups.
melandme 06/16/21 09:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Wolf Creek Pass Which direction

Planning trip between Durango and Salida. Traveling in a C gasser towing a Wrangler. Have driven the RV in western mountains before but not over Wolf Creek Pass. Know about lower gears and engine braking. Want to know if one direction is better for travel than the other or about the same? Doesn't matter which direction, this segment is part of a loop and can be traveled east or west.
melandme 06/16/21 09:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bryson City NC to Knoxville TN

I have done both routes in our 26 ft class c. If you are comfortable driving in the mountains, 441 should not be a problem. Just use a lower gear and watch your brakes. IMO the NC side is steeper and the TN side more curves. Traffic from Gatlinburg to I 40 can be bumper to bumper at times. On I 40 there is an area that is 55 MPH with large trucks limited to the right lane and 50 MPH. A concrete barrier median separates east and west bound lanes. I have gone thru when the trucks will stack up and slow things down but it moves along. Google maps street view shows the area around the TN/NC really well. If I wanted to see the park or Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, I would take 411. If I just wanted to get to Knoxville, especially on a weekend, I would take I 40.
melandme 03/15/21 10:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Is a toad necessary with a small motor home?

Another reason we starting towing was to haul items that were awkward in the MH. With the Wrangler, I can put kayaks on the roof rack, 2 bikes on the spare tire carrier and 7 foot fishing rods inside. It gives you more cargo space.
melandme 03/15/21 08:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is a toad necessary with a small motor home?

We have a 26 ft Minnie Winnie and we now use the toad. I believe it depends on if you are a traveler, destination camper, or just relax in the campground campers. We started out as travelers,rarely staying more than one night in the same location. We have involved more into destination campers, staying in one location and exploring the area in the toad. Now if we going to a campground for a couple of days to just relax, we load everything we need into the MH and leave the toad at home.
melandme 03/12/21 08:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New to us 2018 Minnie Winnie

We had our 25B since 2016 and really do like it. The grandkids enjoy it so much they want to camp in the driveway when they come over. Love not having to put out a slide to use a bed when we overnight in a parking lot. Ours is also on a 350 chassis, which is the only thing I wish I could change. With 4 adults and 2 grandchildren and gear you are at your weight limit. Really do like the shelf over the sink. I will have to look into adding that. The one upgrade I would recommend would be heavier front and rear sway bars. Makes a big difference when being passed by large vehicles Enjoy your 25B. Its a great rig.
melandme 03/12/21 08:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: US Hwy 412 across Arkansas & Oklahoma

Thanks for the responses. Last time I traveled interstates in Arkansas it was a bumpy ride. Thanks Roy for the Denton Ferry recommendation. I was looking for a stop in that area.
melandme 01/07/21 09:39pm Roads and Routes
US Hwy 412 across Arkansas & Oklahoma

Planning a trip to to southern CO & northern NM this year and am looking for an alternate route to I40 or I70. Thinking about taking US 412 from Hayti MO across Arkansas and Oklahoma to Guymon OK. Will be driving a Class C with a Jeep toad. We like to take our time and enjoy small towns. Last trip we took US 60 and US 50. What kind of road is it? Any campgrounds or stops you would recommend? Planning on staying at Corral Drive-In RV park in guymon.
melandme 01/06/21 07:53pm Roads and Routes
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